Jun 27 2009

Erik

Erik

This photo shoot was lots of fun to do. Erik has such a wide eyed curious view on the world. He was so patient and easy to photograph and not being phased at all by the strange and uncomfortable poses the we had him in. This was the first shoot i did with the clear acrylic sheet used as a reflection. Erik was fascinated with the reflection he saw and i got a few great shots of him ‘flying’.

I also had the chance to try out a few new Lightroom presets with this shoot, notably the copper toned preset which i ended up with after a few hours of trying to accomplish ‘copper’ and not ‘jaundice’. I am really happy with the results.

I’m looking forward to catching up with Godje and Erik once again now that they are all back from a holiday in Germany. It will be great to see how he has grown.


Jun 19 2009

Welcome to my new blog!

I’ve decided to write a blog as a sort of personal diary to watch how my photography evolves over time and to let you all know what’s going on. It will also be a chance for you to comment on my photography. So please don’t hold back and tell me if you like my photos or if i should pack up and put my camera on ebay and stick with my day job.

My photography started seriously in Aug 2008. After always carrying my point and shoot with me and realising i need a new hobby brought on mostly after a serious mountain biking accident . I bought my first DSLR, a Canon 40D from Pra imaging here in Perth, instantly i knew i had made a good hobby decision and i quickly set out to read as many little snippets from the internet as well as purchasing a few books to teach myself the workings of the camera. One book in particular that i can thoroughly recommend is Bryan Peterson’s “Understanding Exposure”. This is a fantastic book  and written in easily digested plain English terms. I really need a book to jump out and slap me in the face for me to read it all the way through. Fortunately Understanding Exposure had me suckered in in the first chapter and kept me entertained enough to read it cover to cover. It taught me the basics that i needed to get started and from there i’ve experimented enough to be confident with my camera.

It’s my one year photography anniversary this month! I have recently upgraded my camera to a full frame 5Dmkii  along with a junket of lenses . I have developed my passion for landscape photography and even delved into the wonderful world of children, baby and toddler photography after photographing my beautiful niece Roisin Mae.  What a great experience it is to capture the little people’s moments in life to be remembered forever. I can see this type of photography becoming much loved.

Where will my photography be in a years time i wonder, i can say that i am looking forward to the places it takes me, the people i meet and the skills i develop! Hopefully my blog creative writing skills will have improved by then as well.

Peter